Gizmodo: There’s One Big Problem With the New Federal Data Privacy Bill 

April 9, 2024

Caitriona Fitzgerald, the deputy director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said that the federal law’s preemption of state-level regulation is only appropriate if it ends up being a strong law. “From our perspective—in an ideal world—it would not preempt state laws, it would allow states to pass stronger laws,” said Fitzgerald. “We recognize that compromise is necessary and that this is a big sticking point. If it’s going to preempt state laws, it needs to be stronger than existing state laws and regulations. We’re still evaluating the bill to determine whether that’s the case.” 

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